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In was bargaining for some wheat of him, and a pretty price In offered too.
A piece of dry bread, since the fowls are beyond all price in this accursed place.
Vasili Andreevich might perhaps have got it down to his own price, for the woods were in his district and he had a long-standing agreement with the other village dealers that no one should run up the price in another's district, but he had now learnt that some timber-dealers from town meant to bid for the Goryachkin grove, and he resolved to go at once and get the matter settled.
First, because today as in the past racial minorities pay a heavy price in human suffering as a result of their categorization of "other" by the dominant racial ideology; this is true not only in the United States, but across the world.